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Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister's Love Saved a Fallen Soldier's Beloved Dogs Hardcover - 2013

by Carey Neesley


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Growing up in the well-heeled Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Carey Neesley always thought she and her younger brother, Peter, would never be separated. The children of divorced parents and outcasts in their neighborhood, Carey and Peter supported, loved, and encouraged each other when it seemed no one else cared.
            It was a bond that grew through the years, and one that made Peter’s eventual decision to enlist in the Army all the more difficult for Carey. With Peter having stepped up to help her raise her young son, Carey was closer than ever to her brother, and the thought of him serving far from home was painful. 
            While stationed in Iraq, Peter befriended a stray dog and her four puppies, only to watch three of the young pups die in the warzone. With only two surviving dogs—Mama and Boris—Peter became determined to save the strays. Carey helped her brother with his mission, but everything changed on Christmas Day in 2007 when word arrived at the Neesley household that Peter had been killed.
            Amidst the grief of coming to terms with her brother’s death and the turmoil of trying to plan his funeral, Carey devoted herself to bringing Peter’s dogs home to the U.S. It was the final honor she could pay to her brother and a way of keeping a piece of him with her. With the help of an unlikely network of heroes, including an animal rescue organization in Utah, a civilian airline, an Iraqi family, and a private security contractor with military connections, Mama and Boris mad the journey form the streets of Baghdad to Carey’s suburban house.
Carey’s mission garnered widespread attention and requests from other soldiers for help in bringing home dogs they had become attached to on deployment, and she continues to work with organizations dedicated to bringing home wartime strays.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carey Neesley

A hospice social worker with a Master’s Degree from Wayne State University, Carey Neesley has a very rewarding career in which she sees both the best and the worst of human nature.
Her story has been covered on television (ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and the Associated Press), in print (The Washington Post, USA Today, AKC Gazette, MSNBC Field Notes, and many other local and national publications), on the internet, (Examiner.com, Detroit Regional News Hub, Hyer Standard, The E & P Publishers, Animal Planet star “Good Dog U” Joel Silverman- Companions For Life, and Greg Mitchell’s website), and on NPR for Melissa Block’s “All Things Considered.”
            Raising her son, Patrick, in the same home where she grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI, Carey still mourns her brother but hopes that through her work with animals in warzones she can help give his memory the honor it so greatly deserves.
 
ABOUT THE COAUTHOR
 
Michael Levin
New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin has written, co-written or ghostwritten 90+ books, of which eight are national best sellers.  He is the nationally acknowledged thought leader in the delivery of the next generation of business books.  He has cowritten with Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, football broadcasting legend Pat Summerall, NBA star Doug Christie, Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman, three-time Super Bowl winner Chad Hennings of the Dallas Cowboys, and FBI undercover agent Joaquin Garcia.  He has also contributed to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Jerusalem Post, Writers Digest, and CBS News.  He lives with his wife and four children in Orange County, California.
 
ABOUT READER’S DIGEST
RDA is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. With offices in 43 countries, the company reaches customers in 78 countries, publishes 91 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s Digest, the world's largest-circulation magazine, operates 78 branded websites and sells 40 million books, music and video products across the world each year. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com.

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  • Title Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister's Love Saved a Fallen Soldier's Beloved Dogs
  • Author Carey Neesley
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 224
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Reader's Digest Association
  • Date 2013-08-29
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9781621451150 / 1621451151
  • Weight 0.94 lbs (0.43 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.44 x 6.1 x 0.95 in (21.44 x 15.49 x 2.41 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Library of Congress subjects Brothers and sisters - Michigan, Neesley, Carey
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2013014572
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

About the author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carey Neesley
A hospice social worker with a Master's Degree from Wayne State University, Carey Neesley has a very rewarding career in which she sees both the best and the worst of human nature.
Her story has been covered on television (ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and the Associated Press), in print (The Washington Post, USA Today, AKC Gazette, MSNBC Field Notes, and many other local and national publications), on the internet, (Examiner.com, Detroit Regional News Hub, Hyer Standard, The E & P Publishers, Animal Planet star "Good Dog U" Joel Silverman- Companions For Life, and Greg Mitchell's website), and on NPR for Melissa Block's "All Things Considered."
Raising her son, Patrick, in the same home where she grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI, Carey still mourns her brother but hopes that through her work with animals in warzones she can help give his memory the honor it so greatly deserves.

ABOUT THE COAUTHOR

Michael Levin
New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin has written, co-written or ghostwritten 90+ books, of which eight are national best sellers. He is the nationally acknowledged thought leader in the delivery of the next generation of business books. He has cowritten with Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, football broadcasting legend Pat Summerall, NBA star Doug Christie, Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman, three-time Super Bowl winner Chad Hennings of the Dallas Cowboys, and FBI undercover agent Joaquin Garcia. He has also contributed to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Jerusalem Post, Writers Digest, and CBS News. He lives with his wife and four children in Orange County, California.

ABOUT READER'S DIGEST
RDA is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. With offices in 43 countries, the company reaches customers in 78 countries, publishes 91 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader's Digest, the world's largest-circulation magazine, operates 78 branded websites and sells 40 million books, music and video products across the world each year. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com.

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